Attend an Event

Thousands of people are holding events across Canada to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic and raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports community-based oroganizations that are turning the tide of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  

There might be an event happening in your community!  Check out the calendar below to find a local craft sale, participate in a walkathon, attend a concert, or hear Stephen Lewis speak.

To find an event hosted by a grandmothers group, please visit the calendar on the Grandmothers Campaign website.

If you are organizing an event, click here to register it with us, so we can support you by posting it to the calendar and sending you materials.

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Harambee Calendar 2014


Lethbridge, Alberta

Date: October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Harambee Grandmas will be distributing Donation Calendars to be used for the month of October. Our purpose is twofold: to provide education about conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa and the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and to raise funds to help the foundation.
People will post their calendars in place of their regular calendars. Each day gives a piece of information about Sub-Saharan Africa or the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work, and then suggests a donation. For example, on October 3rd, the calendar says," In Ethiopia, women and children may walk 6 or more kilometers for water every day. Pay 10 cents for each faucet in your home."
It is our hope that calendar users will develop a greater appreciation of how easy our lives in Canada are, compared to the grandmothers in Africa and that they will respond with compassion and friendship.
In addition to the calendar, we are offering three pages of experiential activities. We include suggestions for learning various African handshakes, having an African potluck dinner, drumming with a group of friends, walking for water, and appreciating a living family member, plus 10 other activities. This portion is not expected to garner donations, but simply to to foster cross-cultural appreciation. Members of our Grandmothers' group will each distribute four calendars (and optional Experiential Activity Sheets) to friends

Terra Nova Grannies Tea and Scrabble

The Lantern 35 Barnes Road

St. John's, NL

Date: October 25, 2014

The Terra Nova Grannies invite you to their Tea and Scrabble event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards. The grandmothers group will make two-letter-lists and dictionaries available. Tea/coffee/nibbles are served throughout the two and a half hours. Prizes are awarded for top score for two players and for four players and there is a draw from among those scoring a 7 letter word.

Eastside Grannies Good Words for Africa

Sherwood Park Alliance Church

, Sherwood Park, AB

Date: October 26, 2014 2:00PM

Scrabble Players will get a Scrabble Player's Kit from the Eastside Grannies and gather some sponsors for your game. Your participation could make a tremendous difference in the lives of many African grandmothers and their wards in Africa. Players will play one game of Scrabble on Sunday afternoon, October 26th from 2:00 to 5:00 at Sherwood Park Alliance Churchand all the money earned will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Cheques are to be made payable to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Pledge page may be set up with the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Kingston Grandmother Connection Market for Africa

Hellenic Hall, Greek Orthodox Church, 121 Johnson St.

Kingston, Ontario

Date: November 01, 2014 9:00am

The Kingston Grandmother Connection presents the MARKET FOR AFRICA on Nov.1st from 9-3 at the Hellenic Hall, 121 Johnson St. Come for a soup luncheon and shop for funky clothing and knitting, home baking and preserves, lots of jewelry, one-of-a-kind items, artwork, global and African gifts, festive treasures and KGG signature items. Huge selection of quality items and all profits go to Help Lesotho and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. 

Hand in Hand – justice for African grandmothers

UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC

Date: November 22, 2014 10:00am

The Greater Van Gogos invite you to their regional fundraising event at UBC Robson Square, with the premiere of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s new film, African Grandmothers Tribunal: seeking justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis.


Press Release: Report of the African Grandmothers Tribunal released for World AIDS Day November 29, 2013


Overduin: Standing with the grandmothers September 18, 2013

Mia Overduin, Ottawa Citizen

Upcoming Events

GrammaLink-Africa's Chili for a Cause October 22, 2014

Red Deer, AB

Terra Nova Grannies Tea and Scrabble October 25, 2014

St. John's, NL